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is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of ou
bergoglio, and argentina and the various governments there. >> reporter: that's right. observers look at the situation in argentina with cristina kirchner as somebody who could check her power. he's somebody that's against gay marriage somebody that's against extra sepgscontraception, and that goes against cristina kirchner.r.ner.r. when pwhe p opan s wcis wci announced during a congressional meeting with kirchner, they actually paused and they stopped to remember president hugo chavez. they did not stop and remember pope francis. so that just goes to tell you and to speak and honor pope francis. now, obviously president kirchner did come yesterday and met for 20 minutes before having lunch. she said that she got a kiss from pope francis to sort of mend the situation that has happened, that's been going on in argentina for many many years between really the government of argentina and the church. bergoglio has always been somebody who has spoken out against really self-absorbed politicians who some say cristina kirchner is. also, during the meeting, they prese
court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have
the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failures with safety and security at some of those 350 labs around the country. we'll dig deeper into those so- called failures when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, "new york times" reports the cia has been helping arab government send weapons to the syrian rebels. reportedly, cia officers helped arab governments shop for those weapons including a very large purchase from croatia. and "the times" says the cia helped determine which rebel commanders get those weapons. >>> 7:18. lawmakers may be closer to passing a new onl
of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand if that were the case. >>> a berkeley couple will also attend the hearing. they've been together for 13 years and raised four boys. they say they want the same benefits as heterosexual couples do. the heritage foundation said they hope at least the law in california s
. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a b
$400,000 by paying his employees less than what he told the government. the report says harris is free on his own recogny sans. >>> the airline with the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new monday. they want boeing to compensate it. the airline hasn't disclosed how much the grounding has cost it. during the last two weeks of january it was losing more than $8 of 8000 in revenue per plane. >>> the commissioners of the national football league spoke today. >> the competition is elevated. in large part because of the stadium. miami is a great city. they're seeing increasing competition. >>> the nfl will announce the most of super bowl 50 in may. santa clara city officials may be trying to seen the deal. they've agreed to hotel and parking tax exemptions. the move is expected to cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. miami is vying for the super bowl but officials in south florida have refused to make the same move. >>> hewlett pack hard ceo says she's pleased with the progress that's been made. hp held its shareholder m
. but in your situation call the irs and find out what is going on. >> the government has to pay this money twice, right? >> absolutely. we get hit twice. irs pays the money to the folks to the criminals and then you have to file to the actual taxpayer. >> what i do not you had it seems such an immense if not novel government waste why doesn't the irs figure out a system because can you catch these people if you cross reference it with the w2. the people take your social security number and makeup your job. if you have the w2 for that person you know they are a liar and can you catch that. why is that not happening? >> that is what they are trying to do it is a tsunami of fraud. it's been overwhelming. and irs is moving to that area. and they are trying to match the w2s with your tax return. irs was able to stop over $1.4 billion in 2011 on this type of fraud. but, again it's part of it. >> and how much went. >> we are thinking $5 billion a year. >> what are the best ways people can protect themselves? >> file early. you can only use your social security number once to file a return. if you
. >>> the government is doing its part to cut down on underaged drinking. this st. patrick's day o.p.d. participated in a state-wide dekye operation -- decoy operation. a minor would ask an adull to purchase alcohol for them of if they cost plied -- alcohol for them of if they col plied, they -- if they col plied, they were -- complied, they were cited. >>> spike strips have been put down to keep birds from laying eggs and be. >> i can see them spending $7 million. it may off may not be too much. i would say the cleanup would be an issue of concern for any traveler. >> officials say the pigeon problem is a particular concern at the b.a.r.t. station near the coliseum, the daly city station and the mission street station. >>> tomorrow will mark 50 years since alcatraz closed as a prison. the last inmates left the former prison on march 21st, 1963. the prison normally held about 250 convicts. it's now part of a national park. the san francisco "chronicle" reports a special display of the reports will open in the model industries building on alcat
old-fashion filibuster. he spock for 13 hours demanding answers about government policy and use of drones. he was harshly criticized by other republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham. the end result, ron paul clearly helped his cause 67% of republican voters have a favorable opinion. nipe points since the filibuster. mccain and graham don't fair as well. as congress considers what to do about the federal budget, 62% of voters nationwide are concerned they will raise taxes too much. only 29% worry they won't raise them enough. on another topic 50% of americans want to break up the nation's biggest banks. 23% are opposed. riding some of this is the fact these banks receive huge subsidies from the federal government in the form of loan guarantees. 76% of americans want those subsidies brought to an end. and, of course, there's still lingering anger at the banks from the financial industry meltdown of a few years ago. 78% believe wall street benefited the most from those bailouts. that's the topic for this week's "man on the street" inte
as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffi
anniversary for alcatraz. it was one known as the rock. 50 years ago today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the b
the government funded through the end of september. the measure will go to the house where it's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the n
is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales
a problem and the government agency said he he can motions -- explosions could extract ingredients from marijuana. >>> the storm caught some people off guard. steve paulson told us about it. we spoke to fans at the world classic who were not happy to see the clouds rolling in and some were forced to look to a backup plan. >> today's forecast calls for rain on and off throughout the morning but steve will be here with a closer look at your weather coming up. >>> news in south korea are trying to determine the source of an apparent cyber attacks. two major banks were shut down at the same time and skulls popped up on the screen. there is speculation north korea is behind the attack. they sent b52 over over north korea. the b52s are part of a nuclear umbrella and they feel reason thatted from nuclear weapons and ballistic missile players. >>> analysts say it could be worth $44 million over the next decade. we will are have more on the two bills they are enacting in congress. >>> here is the congress at the airport. he was greeted by prime minister benja
. . >>> the u.s. government is offering a reward for capturing two captives in somalia. they are members of the terror group and they may be planning attacks. both men are on the fbi's 10 most wanted lists. >>> vice-president joseph biden said the obama administration is not giving up on assault weapons. it will not be part of a gun control senate because it does not have enough votes to pass but it could still pass an amendment. vice-president joseph biden is speaking about the need for gun control this morning with the mayor meek bloomberg. >>> he met with a dozen different faiths yesterday when he was still cardinal he proposed they would legalize gay marriages but the idea was rejected. >>> some people say they are gay and will spread hate. the punishment is ugly. now pam girl is responsible for the -- pam is responsible for the ads and she said they are tee -- designed to hurt. >> if this is a small price i have to pay, it is a small price. >>> they have to run the ads because of freedom of speech but mount any will run a peace campaign at the sa
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
on before you can effect change. government hasn't really kept up with all the changes. >> reporter: he was helping put together computer programs that didn't have such a traditionally way of finding a house, building permit or know what street range is pulled up. the conversation is about wanter about scalability, programming and python. an oakland resident talked about getting open open in contact with young people in the city. >> it was a big surprise to me when i moved into oakland and found myself in the middle of a war zone. >> the so-called digital divide may not be a real issue. >> there is a perception that the under class in oakland isn't using the internet and that they don't have access to it and in fact, they do. >> reporter: some used a net to post some pictures of themselves showing off drugs and weapons but not everyone. >> well, yeah, i goinged a lot of things. >> reporter: like what? >> like for instance right now a place to live. >> reporter: they were cruising in east oakland and we told her about open oakland. >
issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fa
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there ar
times the cia has been helping arab governments send weapons to syrian rebels. the newspaper says the air lift of weapons expanded significantly late last year. cia officers helped them shop for weapons including a large purchase from cover asia. >>> experiment bioterrorism labs could be doing more harm than good. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with new reports that question the safety of these labs. kyla. >> reporter: a federal watchdog group is expected to release more information today. the government accountability office says it called for tougher safety standards but the usa today reports the standards have yet to be developed. the u.s. is at an increased risk for -- a lot of the risk has to do with security. it's been a big concern since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. the uada and centers for disease control share responsibility when it comes to inspecting these labs. the usda says it will not adopt many of the recommendations suggested by the federal watchdog group. i'll explain their reasons why when i see you nex
a gov. -- government issue. >> there are certain things that should not be put up for a vote and gay people and like nongay people deserve to build a life and have dreams of having a family. >> reporter: outlawing same-sex marriage or domier defines marriage as between a man and woman. he believes in traditional marriage but not the same sex marriages. the majority supports same sex marriages but some say it is more important to read the constitution. >> i am against a ban on same- sex marriages because they are simply unconstitutional. >> christina ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and the berkeley couple plan on getting married this june. christian perry have been together 13 years and have raised four boys. it has been hurry up and wait. the other place of in the proposition case. >> we need you to stay right here for our continuing coverage and stevenson is on our way and he will be at the supreme court for tuesday's oral arguments. then on tuesday join us for a special report and that's happening at 6:30 on the proposition 8 case and we will gauge re
were due today, but the government wants more time to consider letters asking that the towers remain staffed. the airports can't operate without tower personnel, but pilots and residents say they are worried about safety. >> is there state rail officials voted to issue $.6 billion in bonds for construction of the high speed rail ill system to connect san francisco to los angeles. the funding was approved by voters in 200. california high speed rail authority wants to have those bonds with construction to begin this summer the entire high speed rail system is not expected to be completed until 2028. >> >> big changes could be coming to the republican party as a result of mitt romney's loss in the last presidential election. there was a long report released from the republicans and what changes they say they have to make if they want to stay competitive. rob? >> reporter: many republicans are calling the 98 page report a makeover. after republican candidate mitt romney lost the presidential election last november, party leaders ordered an "autop
that the argentinian government was distributing free contraceptives and was advocating same-sex marriage. however, the president of argentina did meet with the pope this morning. the honeymoon continues in the vatican city. >> and i'm just curious about the weather. last week it was pretty stormy. is it supposed to be a little nicer tomorrow? all right. well, unfortunately, we lost our contact with ben there in rome. but once again, we'll be covering the inauguration of pope francis. that's happening tomorrow morning. >>> new this morning, unhappy postal workers will soon gather outside moscone convention center. ktvu channel 2 reporter, brian flores joins us live to explain why their very livelihood could be at state. brian? >> reporter: the protest is scheduled to take place at 9:00 this morning here in san francisco. unhappy postal workers in the bay area say they are upset that six-day delivery is ending. but they also fear that jobs and maybe their wages may be taken away. the protest itself is being organized by the american postal workers and mail
for america to make government more accessible for america. >>> they could be the victims of a phone hacking scam in the world. they did not go into much detail but hundreds of victims could translate into millions of dollars in damages. the phone hacking scandal involved celebrities, politicians and crime victims. >>> chp is looking into whether reckless driving happened around 6:00, chp said the accident involved one of four cars one of which bursted into flames. one vehicle was driving recklessly before the collision. >>> services will be held for one of three people killed earlier this month. the family scheduled a viewing for the woman and her 15-year old sons. the family was pulling out of their driveway when the car was hit by a man. police say he was leaving the scene of another accident and he is facing homicide and hit- and-run charges. >>> former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty to miss appropriation of funds. he is accused to fuel his gambling addiction. he will be using a $100,000 fun for gambling and he faces a pe
for the priesthood in secret and was ordained shortly after world war ie. then as i priest avenue the government he and others had to keep their politicians the the himself. his passion for the poor impressed the vatican. as pope he set out in the footsteps of st. peter to become the rock that the church stands on. he was never to waiver, he was shot five times in an assassination attempt. as his body bent his spiritual spine did not. relentlessly he it can his message to a world that hello. some hoped he would take a stands on matters such as material. >> to commit your service to the truth. america needs much prayer, or it will lose its soul. >> reporter: in 1987 behind bullet-proof gas he was greeted with agolation. but he called on fidel ka too. h he told -- but he called on fidel castro. he spoke openly against the war in iraq. causing discomfort for president bush. it wasn't the first time whence. the vatican had promised the pope would not bring the topic of stem cell research. the pope ignored that and made a speech on the -p topic ooze the preside
.s. military leader is rea suring the south koreaian government they will defend them from any threats from the north. the threats only deepened them and they said is will not change the effort. they will make them notorious and it is being laid out where jacqueline is tell us more in our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: the republican national committee said today is a new day, a new party of fresh beginning and their goal is to win elections. right now the chairman of the committee is talking and he is taking reporter's questions at the national press right here in washington and he said if republicans will win, chairman says they failed to win last year. >> there is no reason we lost. our ground game was insufficient. we were not inclusive. >> reporter: he wants to move up the national convention to june or july and he said august is too late. he said he has more on those who recently left the republican party, more on that when i see you next jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and they are looking for proof to vote, they are decid
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